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Stow School Helping Save Historic One-Room Schoolhouse

The historic building is facing demolition if funds aren't raised to move it. Kimpton Middle School is helping the campaign to relocate and preserve the schoolhouse.

Stow Historical Society has a shot at saving the city’s last viable one-room schoolhouse – if it can raise $45,000 before Dec. 1 to stave off demolition by moving the building for the second time in its 130-year history.

Recently, Kimpton Middle School's students partnered with SOS: the Save Our Schoolhouse campaign to raise awareness of the fundraising efforts underway in the community to relocate and preserve an original one-room schoolhouse. 

"The students will recreate an 1880s era schoolhouse and transition through the ages to a present-day classroom experience," said Annie Hanson, co-chair of SOS. "Artifacts from the 19th Century will be available for viewing, including an original school desk preserved from the Stewart’s Corners Schoolhouse."

The event is Saturday (Oct. 6, 2012) from 1 to 2 p.m. at Stewart's Corners Schoolhouse.

Parking is available at the Stow Heritage Barn in Heritage Reserve Park and transportation by wagon will be provided from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, email Annie Hanson

Melissa Bysura October 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Sounds like a wonderful cause. Too bad we (including our Kimpton child) will be strapped down by the Stow CC Invitational all day :(

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